Katherine. Future doctor, current role model.

Poised and articulate, with a ready laugh, Katherine knew she wanted her senior portraits to stand out. For that reason, the studio style photos suited her perfectly: classy, bold and unique; and  just like this high-achieving math and science girl. How high-achieving?Alpena High school awarded her the school’s highest honor, the Top Cat, recognizing her outstanding character alongside her academics.


Fascinated by the study of cells and tissues, Katherine says “I can’t remember NOT wanting to go into medicine.” He advanced biology class confirmed her passion, and she plans to study Biochemistry in college, with a pre-med concentration. After that, it’s med school, where she knows she’d like to specialize, perhaps in pathology.  I love seeing girls in math and science, and as a girl-mom, I’m thankful for role models like Katherine.


Central Michigan University recognized this promising senior with the coveted Centralis, and she’ll be honored in the community among the top 10% of AHS graduates. Though with her involvement in National Honor Society, A Honor Roll and AP courses, we shouldn’t be surprised.


Katherine is a dedicated YVC volunteer, up for just about any project needing extra hands: Red Cross, charity 5k events- she enjoys getting involved and supporting the community. Though it began as a NHS requirement, once she met her quota, she just kept going, so much that last summer it was a regular part of her weekly routine.


Even with academics and volunteering, Katherine somehow finds time for more: her job at the Marketplace, dance (she’s in her 12th year) Varsity tennis, Senior Planning Committee, Freshmen Connections, and fun.

Katherine’s photo shoot tips for 2018 girls? “Keep an open mind to different poses and expressions. Trust that from the other end of the camera it will look alright.”

Congratulations, Katherine!